Conferences, Workshops, Initiatives

More than 18,000 attendees since 2007 have benefited from the lessons of nationally-known thought leaders and newsmakers.

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Women of Achievement Bridge & Award Project

2019 honorees will be celebrated on June 8

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Challenging Corporations to Lead Change

EPIC Corporate Challenge pushes for parity in Iowa

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Connecting Women in Leadership across Iowa

More than 60 companies are members of Women Connect groups across the state

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Developing Leaders Through Dialogue

Women Lead Change helps organizations create structures that help women be successful

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Who We Are

Women Lead Change is dedicated to the development, advancement and promotion of women, their organizations and to impacting the regional economy.

Women Lead Change is the state’s premier leadership organization for women, offering comprehensive leadership resources including events featuring prominent speakers, statewide networking opportunities, public/private initiatives like the EPIC Corporate Challenge and other important services to advance women’s leadership in all aspects of their lives.

IWLC Offerings Wheel Events

Our events span the state and draw in visitors from all corners of the nation. Learn More Here

IWLC Offerings Wheel Research

IWLC and its sponsors and partners are committed to advancing the cause of women's leadership. Learn More Here

IWLC Offerings Wheel Education

A statewide public-private initiative to grow and retain women at all levels of company leadership. Learn More Here

IWLC Offerings Wheel Solutions

IWLC offers programs that provide practical and tactical strategies for women and companies. Learn More Here

IWLC Offerings Wheel Support

There are many ways to become more involved with IWLC. Learn More Here

Upcoming Events

The Fine Art of Small Talk Workshop

June 25, 2019 | Hilton Garden Inn - Urbandale

Develop conversational skills and acquire experience in becoming more at ease at networking events, meetings, and social events.
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2019 Central Iowa Conference

October 9 - 10, 2019 | Des Moines, IA | The Meadows Events & Conference Center

Featuring Gretchen Rubin and Monica Lewinsky
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2019 Dubuque Conference

November 21, 2019 | Grand River Center

Featuring Carly Fiorina and Kate Mulgrew
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At Women Lead Change, we empower, challenge and inspire the women around us.

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